Definition of epicritic in English:

epicritic

adjective

Physiology
  • Relating to or denoting those sensory nerve fibres of the skin which are capable of fine discrimination of touch or temperature stimuli.

    ‘Active mobility, reflexes and epicritic sensory testing were normal.’
    Often contrasted with protopathic

Origin

Early 20th century from Greek epikritikos ‘giving judgement over’, from epi ‘upon or over’ + krinein ‘to judge’.

Pronunciation

epicritic

/ˌɛpɪˈkrɪtɪk/